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Cyber Security Lead, Information Assurance


McLean, VA
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Work closely with government Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) and Information System Security Managers (ISSM) on cybersecurity technology, engineering, policy, and its application to sponsor system planning and development.  Support multiple projects across the sponsor portfolio and apply system engineering knowledge applied to cybersecurity risk management when advising government ISSM and CISO and advise MITRE and government program managers on cybersecurity matters related to system development and deployment.  Apply a knowledge of the sponsors cybersecurity risk assessment and authorization processes to guide and document as needed MITRE prototype/pilot projects through the sponsor risk assessment processes. 


The ideal candidate will have a background in knowledge and data management, cyber mitigation techniques, be adept at working directly with multiple senior-level government sponsors and building prototypes and pilots. The work is centered at in the Washington DC metro area, which may require  co-location with other project personnel on a government sponsor site.


*Key Functions


Focal point for cybersecurity engineering, policy, technology, risk management and its application for sponsor and/or MITRE prototype systems.

Work within a MITRE team advising the government on cybersecurity and risk management approaches and engage sponsor CISO and ISSM personnel in the sponsor risk management process and advise on risk management and mitigations approaches and contribute, as required, to ensuring such approaches are documented in the necessary Body of Evidence required for system certification and accreditation.


*Required Qualifications:


BS Degree and 8+ years of experience.

Demonstrated experience applying system security engineering techniques to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities.

A working knowledge of the Intelligence Community structure and system development life cycles.

Knowledge of system security engineering and Systems Engineering and in the areas of Data management and JSON; Identity and Access Control;  Apply Security Controls in a Linux OS; and Cyber Resilience.

Professional experience in one or more cybersecurity discipline, including cybersecurity architecture, engineering, operations, or policy definition.

Demonstrated working knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53 and Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 1253, and other relevant Joint Task Force guidance.

Strong customer engagement and communication skills, verbal and written.

Demonstrated experience to build relationships with executive-level sponsors.


Preferred Qualifications:


Applied understanding of security fundamentals and application of CNSS 1253. 

Knowledge of Cyber Resilience, existing CPI/CC Identification. 

Applied experience with security engineering principles through the entire development process:  requirements analysis and decomposition, system design, critical design, implementation, resiliency and verification

Familiarity with the IC ITE initiative.

Professional certification in Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

System and security engineering experience.

Strong depth in applying information system security and risk management practices within the intelligence community, and Intelligence Community Directive 503.

Familiarity with Intelligence Community and DoD cybersecurity policy and guidance.

Creative approaches for customers facing tough situations.

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, team building, motivation, and guidance to staff.